DIY Holiday Jar

Happy Holi-DIYs! This easy DIY gift is a must-make for any gift exchange. Read on to see how to make your own festive jar just in time for Christmas.

DIY Holiday Jar

 

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • Small jar
  • Glue gun
  • Glue sticks
  • Small rocks
  • Fake snow
  • Decorative sand
  • Small toy animals
  • Small plastic trees

DIY Holiday Jar

WHAT TO DO:

  1. On the inside of a clean, small jar, use a hot glue gun to secure small rocks to the bottom.
  2. Glue tiny toy animals and small plastic trees on top of the rocks.DIY Holiday Jar
  3. Add decorative sand to cover the glass bottom of the jar.
  4. Spoon fake snow around the trees and animals.DIY Holiday Jar
  5. Secure the lid on top of the jar.
  6. Gift it!

Want more DIY Christmas gifts? Check out some of our faves here and here.

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Stylist’s Picks: Last-Minute Gifts

Erin loves Aerie. Erin loves gifting Aerie. Erin is here for you to help with your last-minute gifts! Read on for some of her go-tos.

 

#1. Give the gift that always works.

If you’re really down to the wire, a gift card is always a love. Send an e-gift card to the girls on your list and include links to some of Erin’s outfit picks from this season for inspiration on how to use it.

3 Favorite Outfits

Fave Gifts

Stylist's Picks: Last-Minute Gifts

#2. If it’s grammable, it’s giftable.

Little things = big loves. Graphic beanies, pom pom EVERYTHING… stock up on small things that will make your friends smile. They may not think to get the fun stuff for themselves!

Stylist's Picks: Last-Minute Gifts

#3. Shop for the season.

The softer, the better. Furry scarves, knit gloves and any other winter accessory is a great way to keep the girls on your list warm and cozy this season.

Stylist's Picks: Last-Minute Gifts

#4. Gift a winter uniform.

‘Tis the season… to wear sweaters, sweatshirts and leggings every. single. day! If you know Erin, you know she’ll be living in her winter uniform all season long. Give the gift of stylist-approved comfort!

Stylist's Picks: Last-Minute Gifts

Happy gifting, girls!

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3 Ways To Wear The City Sweatshirt

Your fave City Sweatshirt is back and better than ever! Oversized, super soft and super comfy, this is THE must-have top for leggings. See how we styled one icy blue style with 3 different leggings below!

CHILL(Y)

Stay cute in the cold with sparkle leggings and our ultra warm Faux Furry Trapper Hat. Add some sunnies to block the shine from your leggings!

3 Ways To Wear The City Sweatshirt

 

COZY TIME

City Sweatshirt + Sleep Leggings = ultimate sleepy time style. Add some fuzzy socks and you may never leave your bed.

3 Ways To Wear The City Sweatshirt

 

SNOW WAY

Hit the slopes with our new Play Legwarmer Legging and pair it with a warm beanie and scarf for a look that can handle the winter weather.

3 Ways To Wear The City Sweatshirt

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DIY Wall Hanging

DIY your gifts this holiday, or make one for yourself– a woven wall hanging is a great way to get your hygge on! Read on to see how to weave your own wintry decor.

DIY Wall Hanging

WHAT YOU NEED

  • Large weaving loom
  • White yarn to wrap loom
  • Yarn to stitch with
  • Weaving needle
  • Scissors
  • 2 wooden dowels

WHAT TO DO

  1. In the loom, wrap yarn around the top and bottom pegs to make the base that you’ll be weaving through.
  2. At the very bottom of the loom, bring 4-5 pieces of yarn into a knot to create your bottom fringe. This will secure the bottom so that when you’re done with your creation, you can simply slide it off.
  3. The easiest way to get going is to simply “under and over” the yarn, making your base for incorporating fun things like poms!DIY Wall Hanging
  4. To create poms, wrap yarn in circles around your hand about 10 times.
  5. Next, cut an 8-inch piece of yarn and tie it around the middle of the yarn bundle.
  6. Cut the two loops on the top and bottom of the now tied bundle.
  7. Fluff the strings out to make a pom!DIY Wall Hanging
  8. Use the under over method with thicker yarn and tug at it to make it puff out for a fun texture
  9. Once you’re all done, use a dowel or festive stick to weave through the top loops.
  10. Have fun! It’s all about being creative. Try an assortment of yarns and mix up the textures and use your favorite colors to make it your own.

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Pups & Pine Trees

To get ready for the holidays, we visited visited Nutbrown’s Christmas Tree Farm in Carnegie, PA. And we brought a friend! We partnered with Animal Friends to bring this adoptable cutie, Patriot. See our day below!

 

Paws and poms led the way on our search through the farm’s rows of fresh pine trees.

Patriot was just as excited as we were to be in the fresh air. Every brunette can use a blonde friend… but we all need a furry best friend! (psst… Patriot is THE sweetest and still up for adoption!)

Patriot had to head back to Animal Friends once we found our tree, but he brought his Pom-tastic Snood with him!

Pups & Pine Trees

Pups & Pine Trees

To learn more about Animal Friends or to make sure Patriot and his furry friends get forever homes for the holidays, check out the Animal Friends website here!

 

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Holiday Packing Guide

The holidays are all about giving—not forgetting! Trust our holiday packing guide to make sure you have everything you need for your trip home. Read on to see some of our packing must-haves!

 Keep Cozy

Cable knit sweaters and cropped hoodies are always in style. Made for snowy days or staying in, these cozy tops have you covered!

Holiday Packing GuideNordic Lace Loves

Start with the basics and keep it always Aerie underneath with your fave bralette and matching undie set. Holiday Packing Guide

All The Leggings

For lounging, eating, shopping, everything… pack all the leggings! Pack plenty of pairs to go with all your fave tops and stay cozy all week long. Holiday Packing Guide

Step By Step

Prepare for the elements! Pack your warmest pair of knit socks and waterproof boots to keep your toes safe from the snow.

Holiday Packing Guide

 

Add Some Accessories

Knit beanies and cozy scarves will keep you warm all break long. Fun sayings and bright colors make these must-haves stand out!

Holiday Packing Guide

Want more of our fave holiday styles? See more here!

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